Options Menu

To change program preferences in the Graphical User Interface select: Tools > Options . The options menu includes:

Note: Mac users reach this dialog box by selecting the Trelis > Preferences menu.

Command Panels

This menu controls certain behaviors on all command panels.

Display Preferences

This menu controls entity display features for the graphics window which include the following:

General Preferences

This menu controls general program options including the following:

Geometry Defaults

This menu controls the geometry defaults.

The user can also change the default geometry engine to one of the following:

The faceting tolerance can also be controlled from this menu to change the way facets are drawn in the graphics window.

The default file format may be set.

Mesh Auto Delete

History Preferences

This menu controls the input window history and journal file options. These include:

Trelis History Preferences

Label Defaults

This menu controls the geometry and mesh entity labels in the graphics window.

Layout Preferences

This menu option controls input window formatting and control panel docking options.

Also included in the layout preferences is a list of available windows with a checkbox to show/hide each window.

Trelis Layout Settings

This menu controls the layout of Trelis specific buttons and tabs on the GUI.

Mesh Defaults

Mouse Settings

This menu controls mouse button controls. Pressing the Emulate Command Line Settings button will cause all of the settings to simulate mouse controls in the command line version of Trelis. For a detailed description of mouse settings see the View Navigation-GUI page.

Post Meshing Settings

Control the behavior of the Post-Meshing button. The button is located at the right-hand side of the top-level command panel button bar.

The very first time a user presses the button, the Post-Meshing Settings dialog will be displayed.

The dialog includes three possible inputs:

Quality Defaults

This menu controls quality defaults for different quality metrics. For a description of the different quality metrics see the respective pages: